Investigators say Texas professor killed himself after falling victim to internet scam

2:54 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- (KPRC) FBI investigators say a Texas A&M professor committed suicide because he was being blackmailed.

The suicide of professor James Aune came as a shock to students and staff at Texas A&M college.

Aune, head of the communications department, jumped from a campus parking garage to his death.

FBI agents said they believe a sexual blackmail scheme concocted by another man may be at the root of the tragic death.

Court records claim Daniel Duplaisir put photos of his own relative, an underage girl, on a social networking sight to lure Aune.

The documents allege Aune started exchanging messages and explicit photos with someone he thought was the girl.

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